Welcome to the Nebraska Grand Lodge Book Store! Here you will find links to all of the books that have been recommended by the Grand Lodge Education Committee since 2000. Books are sectioned into General, History, Lodge Development and Philosophy. There is something for everyone!
Many of the books are available in Kindle format which saves you money and allows you to carry your entire library with you wherever you go! Never be without education again! You can buy a separate Kindle reader device or download the FREE software to read Kindle books on your PC, Tablet or Phone!
Reading & Writing Tools
A new journal or notebook to keep all of your new ideas and favorite passages from your new book is a must. Consider starting a Masonic Education journal where you write down the details of your Masonic Education journey.
And having a good pen helps too!
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Sesquicentennial Historyof the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, 1857 - 2007 by Russel G. Reno
In this important volume, MWB Russ Reno, PGM has gathered the most important happenings from each annual communication from the beginning the Grand Lodge of Nebraska to 2007. A valuable resource for any Nebraska Mason. Buy from the Grand Lodge
150 Famous Masons by John T. Parsons
In this interesting volume, MWB John T. Parsons collects the Masonic biography and other interesting facts about 150 of the most famous Nebraska Masons. Buy from the Grand Lodge
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Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Tom Chathcart & Daniel Klein
Heres a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. Its Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what its like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more.Buy Plato and a Platypus
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The Closing of the Western Mind by Charles Freemasn
When the Emperor Contstantine converted to Christianity in 368 AD, he changed the course of European history in ways that continue to have repercussions to the present day. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, he turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed authority, whether that of the Bible, or the writings of Ptolemy in astronomy and of Galen and Hippocrates in medicine. Only a thousand years later, with the advent of the Renaissance and the emergence of modern science, did Europe begin to free itself from the effects of Constantine's decision, yet the effects of his establishment of Christianity as a state religion remain with us, in many respects, today. Brilliantly wide-ranging and ambitious, this is a major work of history.
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Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft
Part of the work that has become Contemplative Masonry first appeared on the internet in 2000 as an anonymously authored guide to the exploration of Freemasonry through contemplative practices like prayer, meditation, breath work, chanting, and visualization. Sixteen years later, the original author of that material, C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr., has come forward with a substantially expanded edition for those seeking to utilize Masonic symbolism and teachings in a way that is practical, accessible, inspiring, and profoundly transformative. Contemplative Masonry is a much-needed resource for Masons seeking to undertake the challenging and rewarding work of deep self-knowledge and self-improvement.
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